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Friday | Pre-Game Discussion Thread

Friday | Pre-Game Discussion Thread

the_biggest_lie

If Bunnies win I'll be as happy as Andrew Johns after the 97 grand final.


Fraudianslips

Nable definitely touches himself when listening to his playbacks.


ieatplants4aliving

Vaughn: “you can’t hate these blokes” Cuts to Dylan Walker


Drewman43

How are we shorter odds than Manly and Souths?


CretaceousClock

Manly's bus on the way to the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv13GtDqZFY&t


Drewman43

Ahh. Had to take a detour through Logan I see.


TheEnglishEccentric

Broncos shirt is on, ready to cheer obnoxiously loud whenever Reynolds does anything


Old_Technician_2466

Anyone have ashoe in multi?


Drewman43

I can't say who's the better Coach but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Des has the better hair.


inrisked

Honestly don’t think anyone can beat Des in that department


Drewman43

Agreed. The Dude's like Lethal Weapon era Mel Gibson. Ridiculous!


nearly_enough_wine

>I don't drive a bus mate \- DCE


Strawberry_sauce_083

Any time you're ready to run a single story on souths channel nine...go ahead?


EntirelyOriginalName

Cook took more runs than any other hooker in the NRL last year. Ennis is such a shit talker. His problem is teams have worked him out so his line breaking ability barely ever works.


bundy554

Just checking in from the game 😀


Drewman43

Enjoy mate. Hope the Beer's cold and the lines are short.


CretaceousClock

Have a cold one for the rest of us in lockdown.


bundy554

Yup having one right now 🍺


Koyote555

Give manly a boo for me


nearly_enough_wine

From me too, it all makes us stronger ;P


bundy554

I'll do my best but in the supporters bay amongst all the rabbitohs fans 😀


Koyote555

Do the rabbit fans outnumber manly fans in the stadium?


bundy554

Easily 2 to 1


Suitable_Reindeer_13

Is there a limit on capacity? The expected 22K is quite surprising.


bundy554

It's actually more like 4 to 1


soulllleater

Name a better duo than panel analysts and “tonight he’s gotta run the footy”.


CretaceousClock

Every coach only repeats that in halftime apparently. Oh and stop making so many errors.


EntirelyOriginalName

"he's gotta run when nothing's on" Shows clips off him running off quick play the balls.


JustSomeAdvice2

"He can do things no one else can do on teh footy field"


ieatplants4aliving

Ennis’s hard on for Tommy got him swearing live on air


hampo101

Nothing would please me more then Manly putting this pack of grubs to the sword. Latrell playing 4d chess, caving in manu's face so he can escape the ass raping by turbo.


Koyote555

flair up fucknuts


hampo101

Make me you weak kunt


Caseyjb29

Dylan Walker is a bigger grub than anyone in this Rabbitohs team


Koyote555

Make Manly run to the stadium if caught in traffic


the_biggest_lie

How long till they have to forfeit?


xxfrnyb0iixx

Benji on the coke zeros pre game


99StewartL

Anyone know if there's a way to stream the radio commentary in the UK


PunkyMcGrift

Can you do it through the NRL app?


Danny_B

Imagine the scenes if Turbo got turned away with a slight fever


Suitable_Reindeer_13

Kinda surreal how Bennett casually mentioned yesterday about coaching Des back in the day and how they have a good relationship all these years later.


Drewman43

I thought traffic into Brisbane wasn't as bad on Friday, apart from the customary crash on the M1 in Logan. Heading out to the Coast is normally brutal but heading in ok.


[deleted]

School Hols may have changed that, but normally you are right, but I train it into work form Ipswich.


Drewman43

Ahh right. Fair enough. I used to have to head in from the Goldy but I remember traffic was always way worse the other way.


Primelegend39

News Flash : Due to Manly being delayed, Ash Klein gives Eagles 10 point start and fined Souths Trainer $25000.


RyuofNZ

Gagai due for a big game


Harry-Manly

If gagai is having a blinder by halftime I propose that we swap Suli to his edge


Danny_B

As much as Gus talks a lot of shit, man can cut a solid promo


QuotingThings

Reckon he’d get a run with Vinny Mac?


Danny_B

Any day of the week


RyuofNZ

This Nable promo is enough to turn a casual fan to the exit door before the first act.


diffaadiffa

I'm so over hearing his voice this year


Timbo85

Even by his lofty standards, this Matt Nable promo is terrible.


Drewman43

Couldn't they have just got the Metallica version off Napster? (showing my age)


MrBlue8erry

On twitter Manly posted a video of a police escort but deleted it.


hart37

Manly aren't actually stuck in traffic they just stopped for some KFC and needed an excuse to be late


callin_ballin

So is kickoff 8:20 now or 8:05?


[deleted]

Foxsports says 8:05


bigbadwofl

Cant split these two. Maybe Souths with the week off will just have too much in the tank for Manly. Its gonna be a belter


callmecyke

I’m hoping the fact that the main squad have only played one game in the last month (skipping the Drags) will give us the edge but yeah I’m nervous as hell


bus_rider

8:05 start is getting up there..


Particular_Ad3366

shit lucky tomorrow is saturday, and most people aren't working anyway


Revls

Was just told manly is stuck in traffic and the game is delayed by 15 mins?


jibberjabber666x

You reckon thats a good or a bad thing for manly?


Revls

Happened to Des and the dogs in 2012 finals.. so good?


GorillaSnapper

I dont know where they were based, but traffic is absolutely cunted tonight. Some pretty significant accidents have mucked up all of the things.


Revls

Sunshine I think


all_ighty_ollar

Classic Des mind games…


callmecyke

Bennett invokes 1909 precedent and kicks off on time to nobody 5-D chess boyos


Revls

That's what I'm thinking


GorillaSnapper

Eww, the train home is full of degenerate Souths fans. Up the Sea Chickens.


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[deleted]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LdZAK2Rfkg


elliolk

Miley Cyrus pumping out Metallica got me hard as a rock


GorillaSnapper

That whole thing was gross. I hated that entire project.


Particular_Ad3366

drink every time ennis says gotta play footy


Voxityy

prelims boys let’s fucking GOOOOOOO


BSV1974_NZ

Turbo will have the 2nd best match of his career tonight… his best will be saved for Sunday week. Manly by plenty.


mad_dog77

Spent all day at movie world on the rollercoasters, getting in some practice for this weekend. Green lantern: 5/10 Bit rough and not long enough. Pink joker thing: 9/10 That things a fucking beast. Batman drop thing: 7/10 Not enough pay off for the wait time. Catwoman in the parade: 10/10


gaveup85

Scooby doo ride still there? Love that thing


mad_dog77

Sure is. Wasn't too bad either.


0ldgrumpy1

Tonights drinking game will focus primarily on [milking. ](https://i.imgur.com/j8HheZM.jpg) Moo.


Voxityy

update us with a review of them


0ldgrumpy1

Also [these](https://i.imgur.com/fc0p5W6.jpg) came with the pack


0ldgrumpy1

I shall.


Dark_Vengence

Possible upset? It just has that feeling. 10 year anniversary of the sea eagles last premiership. DCE and foran have been killing it this year with des. Would be cool for uncle benny to win with three different clubs but that is a stretch.


Oldpanther86

Just finished an 11 hour work day so fucking keen for a great game tonight. Tipped Manly because of that Des stat where he hasn't lost a prelim. Couldn't pick it so went the voodoo magic lol. Souths have the better pack by a fair bit 😬


EntirelyOriginalName

Souths have a bit of a small back 3 though. Kick long and dominate them in tackles is a legit path to victory for Manly.


Oldpanther86

Fair. They handled us well though.


CBellamysBallHair

Bennett has never lost to Hasler in a finals game Des has never lost a prelim One of these is getting broken tonight


Oldpanther86

That's a lot of hoodoo for a knock out final. I do think Souths have the advantage.


jibberjabber666x

Well you cant lose a prelim if you dont make it there


Harry-Manly

Time machine pls Nervous and don’t know what to expect. Hoping Keppie starts and Taupau plays minimal minutes. A lot waging on our forwards and in defence our edges need to be on.


Robothouse90

Time machine only takes you to the day after the grand final - would you still take it?


Harry-Manly

All about the journey! I would take one to 30min before kickoff though


Robothouse90

Yeah friday arvos should be great, but I understand this one may be a wee bit tense for you


reddituser1306

I'm shitting blue lights, I don't know what I am feeling. If the boys show up and limit errors it should be a cracker of a game.


Drewman43

Looking forward to this. I'm kind of hoping Manly get up because of where they were earlier in the season but wouldn't be dirty if Souths got the win either.


Suppppp123

Can you possibly run a player by player comparison and conclude that Manly are a better team?


Caseyjb29

Definitely not. Basically the only position they're significantly better in is fullback.


GorillaSnapper

But its a pretty monumental difference that is.


adomental

EZ. Just top at 1.


callin_ballin

This is a tricky one. Manly haven't beaten the other 3 and Souths are looking to break the prelim curse. My money's on Manly (ewww)


EuroNymous76

backing manly on this one, Tubro is gonna have the game of his life tonight.


HyperThanHype

My mind tells me a well rested and oiled Rabbitohs/Storm will beat their opponents. My heart is torn between so many amazing storylines. Tommy and his giant dong take Manly from last to a premiership. Benji Marshall and Wayne Bennett win a premiership in their twilight years. Panthers get revenge, and earn the right to be arrogant. Bellamy solidifies his greatness and becomes the Bill Belichick of NRL.


poisoncup

I read this in a Gus Standing Under The Goalposts Before Kickoff voice. Even the bit about Turbo's dick.


HyperThanHype

"History tells us... That big dicks matter. But has there been any bigger a dick than the one on this young man? Has there ever been a bigger weight on someone's hips?"


Mr___Big

Best I can do is Matt Nable "And what about this guys monster dong?!"


HyperThanHype

"How about the meat and two veg on this bloke?"


maccaroneski

Especially that bit.


Jayruzl

LETS GOOOOOOO!! fuck how good is finals Footy! How good is being in a prelim! I wanted this game to be the grand final. Dad is a souths supporter so they have always been my second team. I hope the winner of this wins it all. So hopefully no injury or suspensions


poisoncup

Hope your boys win, mate. I'm glad you're stoked for the game. With that said, I always struggled to feel excited before a Roosters prelim. It's always been a feeling of dread that only disappears once we've got to an insurmountable lead.


fruit-chute

good luck tonight. ill be rooting for the manly turbos


CantEscapeMy

Manly to win 30-22. Turbomania hits grand final week.


CementedApple

I am loving Hasler's 100% premiliminary final record stat. We are unbeatable..... C'mon boys.( I'm looking at you Sulli).


I_Like_Vitamins

I can't believe it's footy day. Feels like it hasn't been on for a month.


Suppppp123

This week took years fuck


diffaadiffa

I have this same feeling. Been a long week/month.


toomuchsoup

I’m going for Manly and Penrith but I’m tipping Souths and Melbourne


theyassignedmyname

I'm playing both sides so I can't lose.


ijustliftweights

Anyone know of a nice casual place to cop a feed before to game tonight near suncorp? Asking for a friend Edit: thanks for all the suggestions guys


lawkeeee

Hey mate check out Plan B just off Caxton Street!


canimal14

*cries in nsw*


RCJ89

Miss Kay’s on George Street


diffaadiffa

Depends how far you want to walk but personally I love having a feed at west end and then just walk over the green bridge. Heaps of good places there.


ReggieBasil

The new autocorrect feature in I assume iPhones auto changing Souths for south’s makes us all look like illiterates


ChokeGeometry

Let's go Manly. Bird bro's need to back each other. Manly forever, Souths never 😤😤


FingerBubblers

Beach bros 4 lyfe


Lucky-Roy

Like Coogee and Maroubra aren't in Souths area...


Fraudianslips

I am sooo surprised that To'o and Kikau have been cleared. Like so surprised. I had nooo idea that was going to happen.


Uncoloured_Steve

I just want a Souths vs Storm grand final. Souths being my second favourite team means if they beat us in the big one I’ll be 99% devastated and 1% oh well at least it’s Souths. If it’s any other team catch me on suicide watch


CBellamysBallHair

This is exactly how I felt on 2016 with sharks being my second team, it’s a good feeling being able to watch the outcome and know that either way you’ll be happy for the opposition


Outside_Giraffe8675

Same feelings here wish latrell would’ve been playing he’s my second favourite player


slowdivesicilian

wait we’re already at prelims it was just round 2 and i was in my first ever match thread!!!! bloody hell time goes quick


slowdivesicilian

gonna finish prepl, put on some music and watch the footy when i’m home. fridays are good edit: i passed it over a year ago and that’s still registered. haha i’m getting my Ls on monday at 18 ytb


dropthebombb

not sure about this 'at 18' crap matey, I got my L's and P's at 30! you're doing way better than I did :D


slowdivesicilian

hahaha, thank you! still feeling a lot of pressure, i imagine it’d grow after that.


BreamKingg

Up the gulls!


slowdivesicilian

Up the gulls!!!! am a cowboys fan but gulls are only ones playing now


BreamKingg

I just read your edit that's mad haha when I was 18 I saw Wynnum go back2back with Granville! Is your name suggesting your Italian too or you just can't let 06 go haha!


slowdivesicilian

oh that’s awesome! it’s neither i’m afraid, i used to play chess more and sicilian was the opening i was most familiar with. threw it on because chess and shoegaze were basically my life at the time


canimal14

i will simply pass away if we actually make it to the GF after the start of the season we had


comix_corp

Des has it in him. Remember 2014? He got us to the GF from 7th. Sam Perrett was our FB lol.


[deleted]

given that souths have been training with latrell pretending to be turbo i don't see how manly could possibly win this maybe if manly swap dylan walker to fullback and throw off souths' game plan but even then idk


MisterEvilBreakfast

When my brother and I played backyard cricket, we had to pretend to be different players. I kept picking Peter Sleep and my brother was Steve Waugh. I don't think I ever got him out.


ChungusDaFungus

there’s no way latrell can fully replicate how turbo plays. it would be helpful, but it’s obviously not like he’s a clone all of a sudden and turbos gonna be rendered useless


ThePokemonMan

i dunno about that this training regime seems pretty infallible to me


[deleted]

and [the leaked pictures from souths training camp are intimidating af](https://i.imgur.com/eLI4r3r.jpg), i don't think they're messing around


datskablamo

So assume Wayne goes to take South’s to the big dance and wins, his legacy then and story is magnified right? But if Souths fail to make the GF or lose what does that mean in terms of legacy (given time passed since his last GF win in 2010)? Still a legendary coach granted, and a bit unfair having taken Brisbane to GF in ‘15 (and losing by a point)…


theyassignedmyname

Dude will never not be a legend.


AttackClown

Taking Souths to semi finals is still pretty solid effort so it doesn't have any negative effects on his legacy


tobymurphy24

He'd have to have a pretty long stretch from now without doing well for us to forget about origin last year


lachjeff

Souths and Manly have met in 13 previous finals, with Souths holding a 9-4 advantage. They have met twice in preliminary finals (1957 and 2013), with Manly winning on both occasions. They have met in 3 other grand final qualifiers (1968, 1970, 1971 major semis), with Souths winning 2. Souths have won 4/6 finals against Manly when they have been the higher side on the ladder. In the 11 previous years when the sides have met in the finals, the side with the better head to head record (including for and against) has lost 6 of the 10 finals matches (1970 and 2019 were both even). Souths’ record is 3/6. In each of those years, the two sides met twice in the regular season. Both sides have eliminated the other from the finals twice. This is the 5th meeting of the two sides outside Sydney and first in Queensland. Each of the first four were at Gosford, and were split 2-2. They did meet at Lang Park in the AMCO Cup in 1978, won by Manly. Souths have won 4/5 at Suncorp in 2021. They have previously played 4 finals outside Sydney (2 Melbourne, 1 Canberra, 1 Townsville) and lost 3, only winning in Townsville 2 weeks ago. Manly have won also won 4/5 at Suncorp in 2021. They have previously played 6 finals outside Sydney (1 Canberra, 1 Newcastle, 2 Melbourne, 1 Sunshine Coast, 1 Mackay) and lost 5, winning only last week in Mackay. Manly have never lost to a Sydney team at Suncorp Stadium. Since 2011, 18 of 21 matches between the two teams have been won by the side leading at halftime. Manly have come back twice, including the 2013 preliminary final. The biggest halftime comeback was 8 points in that prelim. Wayne Bennett has coached in 13 preliminary finals and won 7. He has lost each of the past 3, and 4 of the past 5. He has coached 13 finals at Suncorp Stadium, winning only 4, however they were 4 of the past 5. He won his only preliminary final at the venue. He has coached against Manly in 6 finals, winning the past 5. Des Hasler has coached in 5 preliminary finals and won them all. He has never coached a final at Suncorp. He has coached against Souths in 4 finals, losing the past 2. He did win his only preliminary final against them (2012). He also won the 2 preliminary finals he played in, but lost each of the finals he played against Souths (1984) and Wayne Bennett (1993, 1994)


upkick_ko

All these numbers are just making me more nervous


morethanfair111

>Wayne Bennett has coached in 13 preliminary finals and won 7. He has lost each of the past 3, and 4 of the past 5. **He has coached 13 finals at Suncorp Stadium,** > >Des Hasler has coached in 5 preliminary finals and won them all. **He has never coached a final at Suncorp.** Is it just me, or is a stadium based finals win/loss record a completely ***useless*** statistic to invoke in regard to predicting tonights outcome? Neither Manly or Souths are QLD/Brisbane based teams, no NSWelshpeople can cross the border to watch in person either - so zero advantage or disadvantage either way. Does anyone truly think Des will turn up and think "shit, i'm nervous...i've never coached a final here.."


signalhelp123

Only thing I'd say is might indicate seeding. If he was coaching at Suncorp during finals, would that typically have meant Wayne's teams were playing as the higher seed, for example, if under Brisbane, vs lower seed if it were knights or Dragons? So that sense, it's still confusing but with a little more detail a smidge interesting.


ReggieBasil

Love me some stats. Funny to think though that we are making assumptions about today’s game based on a match between two sets of dudes who went around in 1957. They got paid in pounds, had a proper job at the same time, a wife who probably had a couple of kids by her mid twenties and was most likely a housewife, and a bloke could be sent to prison if they gave their mate one on the sly. They had unlimited tackles, three point tries, real man scrums and head highs that would make Latrell smile. It was, one could say, a different time.


Aruma47

a bloke could be sent to prison if they gave their mate one on the sly. What does this mean?


ReggieBasil

Dudes with dudes was verboten


Aruma47

Ah true ty


Barmy90

im cheering for reynolds and benji, the fact they're both in souths jerseys is just an unfortunate circumstance


ThePersonalSpaceGuy

I hope both teams lose 🙂


copacetic51

ABS. Hoping for Souths-Panthers GF. Manly-Panthers 2nd choice.


BabeRuthsTinyLegs

I want anyone but Melbourne to win. I'm sick of their dominance


copacetic51

That's what ABS means. Or ABM if you prefer.


BabeRuthsTinyLegs

Yeah I know I was just agreeing hahha


copacetic51

On one hand you have to admire how professionally they are run. On the other hand, fuck them.


BabeRuthsTinyLegs

It's incredible what they've achieved particularly how they've remained a top team after losing 3 all time greats. But also let someone else have a win for once


copacetic51

I guess they missed the 2019 GF. None of the other most recent 5 though.


jackfah1

Legend says if we get another low scoring game Vlandiddly will spontaneously combust


disquiet

Pffr fat chance, have you seen our edge defence?


kurrttttt

it’s gonna be 54-30. i don’t know who wins, but that’s what the score is going to be


kami_inu

He'll live another day then...


Jairus420

Proud of my club, it's been a journey and we gonna keep this shit rollingggggggg GOOOOOO MANLYYYYYY


Churchofbabyyoda

Let’s get to the GF!!!


ThePokemonMan

go wayne bennett boo broncos board


eluke496

Well, It's Groundhog day... again


Radalict

Not actually sure who I want to win. Wouldn't mind Souths and Storm as it would be a new combination for a grand final.


TheLegendaryKumonga

You just have 40-0 ptsd?


Radalict

Wasn't really into the NRL back then.


xdeluxe

*cough* bandwagon? *cough*


Radalict

Yeah was totally a bandwagoner when the first full season I watched, Storm competed for the guaranteed wooden spoon. NRL was a lot more difficult to watch on FTA in Melbourne back then, plus I grew up supporting AFL.


judgedavid90

Teams winning is a great way to lure in new/casual fans. I have no shame in admitting I didn’t follow NRL much prior to 2016, and then Cronulla went on that winning run, I watched a couple of games, and was hooked. Winning the GF sealed it for me, and I’ve been a member and going to games ever since. It helps that I live in the shire, and am surrounded by like minded fans, and I’ve made some great friends and great memories in the last 5 years purely because I got invested into a local team that had a good run. And I’m not gonna stop supporting them when they aren’t successful, that to me is what a bandwagon fan is imo


gaveup85

Became a cows fan full time in 04, up till then would go to games more of a social thing, but that run into the finals, the wins against dogs and broncs made me a fan for life. I know the bandwagon fans, they fall off it when we're going shit, like now.


Radalict

Exactly with that last point. I've followed Sydney Swans my while life and they've had some really shit patches, they were perennial bottom 4 when I first started.


v3ndettas

I think this game will be a blow out one way or the other


CBellamysBallHair

Goooo underground burrow dwelling mammal boooo bird


-Miss__Information-

Yes


ScramblesTDB

Go Souffssssss


Interesting_Ninja56

Genuine 50/50 game. The buildup has made it apparent how much Trell is missing from the hype of this game. If he was playing it would be all about Trell v Turbo, would've been amazing hype. Hope bunnies win but I don't think they can beat the storm in a GF, manly have a chance of beating the storm with Turbo. So I won't be disappointed if Manly win, i.e. I'm sitting right on the fkn fence. Whatever happens hope its a thriller.


Caseyjb29

You've got it the wrong way round. Rabbitohs would be able to beat us if we both made it to the grand final. Manly would just lose by 40 again.


Harry-Manly

Mate we played at our absolute worst finals week 1 and got some valuable lessons out of it. Like I said in another thread when two teams play in rd 25 and finals week 1 the loser of rd 25 (or 26 in the past) frequently turn it around and win in finals week 1 (even when dominated in the regular season match). It’s all about the lessons and manly can build some form if we win today (much better than coming off scrappy wins over the bulldogs and cowboys). I don’t think you can write anyone off out of the final 4 teams, penrith included


[deleted]

You'd know all about losing by 40 in a GF wouldn't you.


Caseyjb29

What's this got to do with my comment?